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Mortgage approval with unpaid charge off?

Posted on: 24th Aug, 2012 12:38 am
Is it possible to get a mortgage, probably FHA, with an unpaid charge off? There is no CA reporting on this. It's almost five years since last payment, and I'd rather not pay it if I do not have to.
Hi Venderm!

Welcome to forums!

There are high chances that the lender will ask you to pay off the charge off before he approves you for a loan.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Posted on: 24th Aug, 2012 01:29 am
On a FHA loan, it would not need to be paid off.

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Posted on: 24th Aug, 2012 09:33 am
If the amount is less then 1k, then you may be able to not pay it off. Anything more than the 1k, you would be required to pay it.
Posted on: 24th Aug, 2012 05:56 pm
Charge-offs and other negative credit marks lower your credit score, a number used by mortgage lenders when they are determining your eligibility for a mortgage. Having charge-offs on your report does not automatically disqualify you from receiving a mortgage loan. In some cases, the charge-off will not have any large effect on your score. In other cases, the charge-off might put your credit score below what the lender is willing to accept.
Posted on: 19th Sep, 2012 08:39 am
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